In the last 20 years thogchags have become highly collectable and are now rarely available. Thogchags talismans are made of bronze and meteoric metals, Sky iron, dating as far back as the Bronze Age. While precise dates for the Tibetan Bronze Age have yet to be formulated, evidence indicate that it started around the beginning of the Second Millennium BCE. An unbroken tradition of producing amulets extends into the Iron Age and Buddhist periods creating a cultural legacy thousands of years old.Appearance alone can sometime be very difficult to determine age specially for a novice. We take all the necessary measures to determine age and we consult an expert in Tibetan art and Tibetan alloys for all items over 80\100 years old. Estimating age, we are considering. Historical information, art produced in certain periods, surface appearance, Colour Patina and Epidermis. Beauty, genuine antique Tibetan Thogchag and ritual items are outstanding in beauty, alloy quality and craftmanship. Thogchags are objects representing a wide range of functions, provenances and chronologies. Included among them are materials that were originally utilitarian items but which came to assume a talismanic function in subsequent centuries. Most thogchags were designed as amulets to be worn or to adorn sacred objects. The real significance of these talismans - art and antique value aside - they provide deep insight into the origins and character of Tibetan civilization and its links with contemporary cultures.
Save for cave art, no other aspect of the material culture reveals the historical development of Tibet as well as thogchags. Comparative study of artifacts from adjacent cultures and their stylistic and symbolic metallurgic analysis has permitted the development of chronology of thogchags.Thogchags have a close association with indigenous Tibetan religious beliefs and their practitioners and form a very important part of the country's pre-Buddhist and Buddhist heritage. Animal designs recalls the sacred status of animals in Tibetan culture. Texts and oral accounts show that indigenous deities are closely associated with animals such as the yak and sheep. Among the indigenous deities that manifest as animals are yul lha deities of specific locales, dra lha (warrior deities) and menmo (female nature spirits).
Tibetans regards meteoric iron as the supreme substance for forging the physical representation of the Vajra and Thogchags. It was believed that these amulets had been tempered by the celestial gods before falling to earth. Beer describes the metal falling from space as a metaphor for the indivisibility of form and emptiness.Many meteorite fragments can be found in Tibet due to its high altitude and open landscape but the science of using it in Thogchags is a lost art. We are Ethical and Fair trade. Investigate and described to the best of our knowledge. We guarantee this item is as described. It is often and unavoidable that old beads could have small imperfections. That adds to its charm and beauty. We guarantee that our mala are 100% perfect in functionality and will last for generations being cared for appropriately, unless mentioned. Photos serve as an important part of the description. We are Committed to provide you with best quality, value and service. We are encouraging you to request further additional information if required. Unless a mistake was made in description or it was damage in transit. A Reiki energy healer and a Yoga teacher.
We travel and source rare. Genuine antique Tibetan religious and cultural artefacts from old Tibetans, Lama and monasteries. Here is a chance to add a genuine part of old Tibetan art culture to your collections. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Tibetan".
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